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Children and Armed Conflict: Protecting Boys and Girls in Shrinking Humanitarian Space - Security Council Open Arria-formula meeting
12 Feb 2019 -  The Arria Formula will allow participants to share experiences on how engagement on the children and armed conflict agenda can serve to open-up the humanitarian space, understand how such engagement can strengthen the protection of children in armed conflict and explore ways in which engagement on CAAC issues can contribute to confidence building measures, possibly within peace processes.
The meeting will showcase good practices with examples from the Central African Republic and others and through this emphasize the added value Child Protection actors have in conflict situations to better protect children and maintain dialogue in the context of a shrinking humanitarian space. The meeting will also offer an opportunity for Security Council members and other Member States to share their views on the matter.
Introductory remarks by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict;
H.E. Ms. Ambroisine Kpongo, Permanent Representative of the Central African Republic;
Ms. Marie-Therese Keita, Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic;
Ms. Nathalie Ben Zakour Man, Senior Child Protection Advisor & Field Victims’ Rights Advocate, MINUSCA, Central African Republic (VTC);
Mr. Hichem Khadhraoui, Director of Operations, Geneva Call;
(moderator) H.E. Mr. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations;
Followed by debate.
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